Arugula, Apricot and Walnut Salad with Apricot-Pinot Noir Vinaigrette

Arugula and Apricot Salad with Apricot-Pinot Noir Vinaigrette / Patty's Food

  One more recipe with apricots but this time I’m sharing a savory salad using apricots with toasted walnuts, arugula dressed in a tangy apricot-pinot noir vinaigrette and a locally made sheep’s milk cheese shaved over the top.  The local cheese is Weirauch Farm & Creamery Saint Rose raw aged farmstead sheep from Petaluma.  This […]

Grilled Fingerlings & Fennel with Pesto

grilled fingerlings & fennel with pesto / patty's food

  There are many varieties of arugula, some are spicier than others.  I have 4 varieties of arugula growing in my garden and several of them are going to seed right now.  So, I can’t think of a better time to make a batch of pesto using both arugula and sweet basil to spoon over […]

Roasted Carrot Salad with Arugula, Goat Cheese and Crispy Garlic Chips

Roasted Carrot Salad with Arugula, Goat Cheese and Crispy Garlic Chips / Patty's Food

My healthy eating continues into the second week of the new year but I’m itching to bake, so this week I turned on the oven and roasted some carrots.  Of course- I brushed olive oil and sprinkled sea salt on top of my carrots to coax out a little more flavor.  I also topped my […]

Golden Beet Arugula Salad with Key Lime Champagne Vinaigrette

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  I promised a salad recipe this week because even though I like to think I could live on cookies, cakes, breads and even apple strudel…the truth is I do have cravings for what I like to call ‘real food’ like soups and salads.  I like eggs and cheese too.  One of my favorite easy […]

Smoked Trout Salad with Key Lime Mustard Dressing and A Cookbook Giveaway!

Today I’m making an apple pound cake because all I can think about is baking with apples, I think I’ve become obsessed.  Baking with apples is one of my favorite things to do especially when I notice the birds and most likely raccoons are eating my apples from the back yard tree before I could […]

Favorite Spring Vegetable Pot-Au-Feu for French Fridays with Dorie

Change is in the air, nothing stays the same forever including a suggested recipe for warm weather vegetables from Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan.  Referred to as a springboard recipe and in my case it was also an ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ recipe as I reached deep into my fridge to pull […]

Spring Salad with Lemon White Truffle Vinaigrette

Today my thoughts on food have turned green.  All the breads and cakes I’ve baked in the past few weeks made the house smell wonderful but life in the kitchen is not all about the oven.  The salad bowl makes a daily appearance in my kitchen but barely makes it here every few months.  My […]

Grilled Chicken with Herbs and Arugula Salad with Raspberries

My daughter came for lunch today with all three of her beautiful children, not that I’m partial or anything like that! I thought the boys might like harvesting some lettuce and arugula for our salad. So, JD and I spent a little time poking around in the vegetable garden. I had the chicken marinating in […]